Simmonds has goal and assist, Flyers beat Oilers 4-2

Pressure-free Flyers win 2nd straight behind secondary scoring

The Philadelphia Flyers hope they are finally turning things around. They certainly weren't entertaining, but they were effective, winning two in row.

Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist as the Flyers beat host Edmonton 4-2 on Wednesday for their second straight victory after losing 10 in a row. The second was a rebound put home by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for his 11th goal of the season to cut the lead to one.

Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead on a soft goal with five minutes left in the second period when Weise sent a shot through both the defender's and goalie Laurent Brossoit's legs.

The Flyers held the Oilers to just 25 shots in what was a grinding sort of game. Backstrom hadn't scored since October 14 in Philadelphia.

"Yeah, we talked about that. We don't have to entertain them", goaltender Brian Elliott said. "It's a long season and we just have to keep working". "I really like the way we've played the last two games".

The Oilers opened the scoring at 3:41 of the second period.

McDavid won a puck battle from Couturier near the Flyers' offensive blue line and sped down ice on a two-on-one. McDavid connected with Draisaitl on a pass and Draisaitl finished to make it 1-0 Oilers with a shorthanded goal, his eighth goal of the season.

The Flyers played a disciplined hockey game again, taking just two penalties and allowing only two opportunities on the power play. Weal was on the doorstep to tip home a pass from Sean Couturier at 8:53 of the middle period. The Flyers placed defenseman Brandon Manning (hand) and goalie Michal Neuvirth (lower-body injury) on injured reserve.

"You throw on top of that I didn't think we had any type of passing execution, a lot of pucks bouncing in our feet, so we weren't clean at all".

Weal had a different perspective on the goal.

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"Our forecheck was really good tonight in the neutral zone", Weal said. "It's not been for a lack of hard work and creating chances. The desperation level went up a little bit in the third but obviously that's not enough", McLellan said. "Maybe that second one is eliminated", Brossoit said.

"I got out there and G made a pretty good play on the wall to me and their defense kind of sat back and I tried to use them as a screen". "Getting contributions from everyone, it's going to be huge if we want to keep stringing some wins together".

The Flyers dodged an early bullet in the third as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins hit the crossbar just seconds after the opening face-off. Raffl made it 3-1 four minutes into the third period.

Wayne Simmonds iced it with an empty-net goal in the last minute. McDavid had a great chance to tie the game with two minutes left, but Elliott made a save after the Oilers star dashed around two Flyers.

Now, they've strung together consecutive victories in Western Canada - which has been the ideal getaway following a 10-game winless streak - by playing simple, basic road hockey.

NOTES: The Flyers and Oilers wrapped up their season series.

Maple Leafs 2, Flames 1: William Nylander scored the decisive goal in the fourth round of the shootout for host Toronto, which got 47 saves in regulation and overtime from Frederik Andersen.

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